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There has been a lot of research and statistics supporting the importance of organizing and decluttering. 

Did you know?

  • 80% of what we keep, we never use.

  • Getting rid of clutter eliminates 40% of housework in the average home.

  • The average American burns 55 minutes a day - roughly 12 days a year - looking for things they know they own but cannot find.

  • 50% of homeowners rate the garage as the most disorganized place in the house.

  • We wear 20% of the clothes we own 80% of the time. The rest just hangs there, just in case.

  • 80% of the clutter in most homes is a result of disorganization, not lack of space.

  • The average American spends one year of their life looking for lost or misplaced items at home and in the office.

The Numbers Don't Lie!

These statistics reinforce why professional organizers are needed

  • The Wall Street Journal reports that the average U.S. executive wastes six weeks annually searching for important documents lost in clutter.

  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that 80 percent of filed papers are never looked at again.

  • The National Soap and Detergent Association believes getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40 percent of the housework in the average home.

  • Harris Interactive reports that 23% of adults say they pay bills late (and incur fees) because they lose them.

  • The Self Storage Association estimates that there are almost 40,000 self-storage facilities in the United States, and the demand for them doubled from 1994 to 2004.

  • The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 25 percent of people with two-car garages don’t park any cars in their garages, and 32 percent only have room for one.

  • Direct Mail Association reports that each year about 100 million households receive 16.6 billion catalogs.

  • The National Soap and Detergent Association says 80 percent of household clutter is the result of disorganization, not lack of space.

  • A Boston marketing firm reports that the average American burns 55 minutes a day looking for things they know they own but cannot find.

  • A Day Runner survey reports that 65 percent of people describe themselves as “very” or “insanely” busy.

Save Time


  • People who were surveyed said, on average, they spend 6 minutes looking for their KEYS in the morning. Married men were four times more likely to leave their pajamas on the floor in the morning compared to single men. Women with shoe racks were seven more times likely to be on TIME for work than women without shoe racks. (courtesy of

  • The average office employee spends 1.5 hours a day (6 weeks per year) looking for things. (courtesy of

  • Americans spend 9 million hours looking for things. (courtesy of

  • The top five items men look for in their homes were clean socks, remote control, wedding album, car keys and their driver's license. For women, the top five items were a favorite pair of shoes, child's toy, wallet, lipstick and the remote control. Only 11% of respondents knew where their social security card was located. (courtesy of

  • Want to save 10 hours a week? Want to start achieving all of your goals and finally start checking things off your to do list?! Here's how to do it without spending a fortune and without forcing habits that don't work.

Save Money


Save Space


  • 80% of what we keep we never use. (courtesy of

  • 25% of people with two-car garages don’t park any cars in there and 32% parked only one. (courtesy of

  • Did you know...80 percent of what we file never gets looked at again!(courtesy of

  • We wear 20 per cent of the clothes we own 80 per cent of the time. The rest hangs there, just in case. (courtesy of

  • A study of 2,137 U.S. women revealed that their closets had an average of $550 worth of unworn clothing.

Save the Planet


  • 50% of the people surveyed indicated they receive between 1-5 catalogs a week. (courtesy of

  • 65% of the people surveyed THROW OUT their junk mail immediately. 58% of the people keep their junk mail less than one day after delivery by the United States Postal Service (USPS). (courtesy of

  • 55% of the people surveyed think that holiday catalogs are a waste of time and 38% would prefer to get only one or two catalogs a year and receive updates via EMAIL. (courtesy of

  • The use of office paper has tripled since the birth of the computer.(courtesy of 

  • Everyday Americans buy 62 million newspapers and throw out 44 million. That’s the equivalent of dumping 500,000 trees into a landfill every week.(courtesy of

  • Every year enough paper is thrown away to make a 12’ wall from New York to California. (courtesy of

  • The document for a Boeing 747 weighs more than the plane itself.(courtesy of

  • Are 18,000 sheets enough? Your four-drawer file cabinet, when full, holds 18,000 pages. (courtesy of

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